COVID-19 Updates

With the rapidly fluid situation surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, as events unfold, here is where you can find up to date statements that have been released concerning ministries and community life at MCC.

  • MCC Family and Friends, click here to view our quarterly newsletter for the Fall of 2020. My hope is to send one of these to all members of our congregation, four times a year, in order to give an overview of ministry happenings for each season: Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. They can also be found on our website. - Pastor Jason

  • Click Here for an important update about a member of our church family and the Yellow Phase of our COVID-19 response.

  • Thank you for your faithful prayers and patient support as we have considered a path forward for our church in these unsettling times.

     

    As of today, our plan is to enter the Yellow Phase of our COVID-19 response, on May 31st, 2020.  Click here for an overview of what this phase will look like as it pertains to the ministry of Murrysville Community Church.

  • Though we are taking concrete steps toward a in-person gathering together, there remains a number of details we still need to work out. That said, we will remain in the Red Phase until future notice. This means that we will not offer an in-person worship service for this coming Sunday, May 17th, 2020


    Please click here for the full statement. 

  • The Ruling Elders and I want to invite you to join us for a Prayer Drive Thru for this Sunday, May 17th, 2020 from 2pm to 4pm. Upon your arrival to the church parking lot, you will be guided through a drive thru lane with myself, and our three ruling elders Larry Armstrong, Jim Bindschadler, and Andy Surface ready to greet you personally as you drive through, read a passage of scripture with you, receive prayer requests from you, and pray with you.


    Please click here for the full invitation.

  • Yesterday afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf announced that beginning May 15th, 2020, Westmoreland County will enter the Yellow Phase of the structured effort to reopen society.


    Click here to view a statement from our Session that discusses where we are in the process at MCC as of May 9th, 2020. 

  • Face Masks

    On Friday, May 1st, 2020 our deacons will be handing out hand-made Face Masks to folks in need from 4pm - 6pm in the church parking lot. 


    If you are interested in getting involved with this ministry by making masks or otherwise please contact our team working on the project at mercy@murrysvillechurch.com


    If you have any other needs or know of other needs among people in our community please email our deacons at deacons@murrysvillechurch.com.

  • We are now well over a month into a societal shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The toll is staggering. Thousands have gotten sick and thousands have died. Our economy has suffered greatly resulting in what is now over 20 million Americans without employment. Anxiety, depression, and other effects of isolation have already resulted as well.


    Thankfully, many of you are not facing unemployment or a loss of income at this time. So, you may be wondering if there is any way your family can help those who are.

  • Nothing can replace being in each other’s actual physical presence for fun social interaction, learning, prayer, and worship. But hopefully these events taking place online will give us at least some sense of being together, and an encouraging reminder of our union with Christ together, through a common faith. We are never, ever truly alone. He is with us, always. And by His Spirit, though apart, we are always one in Jesus.

  • We sadly, will be canceling all worship services at the church building through April 12th, 2020. This statement also explains how people can give financially to MCC during this time, including an online option that is being setup and hopefully available some time soon.

  • Here is an update concerning four areas of our ministry at MCC during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis as of March 21st, 2020.

  • Long Term Plan and Strategy

    I promised you an update on where our long-term plan and strategy is currently, concerning the pandemic crisis. As you know, this is a very fluid situation. Thank you for being patient with our leaders, as our Session and Diaconate prayerfully weigh in and decide on matters related to this ever-evolving challenge.


  • Worship Service March 15th

    Recorded on Facebook Live Video, our virtual church service on 3/15.


    https://www.facebook.com/murrysvillechurch/videos/231084044691760/





  • We have canceled our Worship Services for March 15th and 22nd, 2020. However, we hope to Stream Live on Online for a time of worship together. This statement explains how people can join us online for these two weeks and other weeks when we may need to cancel our worship services at MCC. Whether or not you can join us live online, this document also contains some basic instructions in how you can worship the Lord with others in your home while we practice social distancing during this crisis. 

  • On Friday, March 12th, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf issued an order that all schools in Pennsylvania, grades K-12 are to be closed for the next ten business days effective Monday, March 16th, 2020.

     

    In light of this, we have decided to cancel all worship services, Sunday School Classes, as well as all MCC related events and activities effective Saturday, March 14th, 2020 through Saturday, March 28th, 2020. This will include events related to Student Fellowship, Women’s Fellowship, Men’s Fellowship, Community Groups, etc. 

  • Suggested Practices on March 9th

    First, as Christians we know that Christ reigns supreme over all things. As Presbyterians, we celebrate and hope in His complete sovereignty over all things. God is in control, and we can trust him. So, while this, or any other historical moment, is not a time for panic or to be controlled by fear and anxiety, it is also not a time to be reckless and unprepared. And so, I hope the following will provide some helpful tips and wise practices for us to commit to as we seek to be extra vigilant in doing our part to keep the spread of this or any other disease at bay in our midst.